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Last night's race was a great return to sim racing for me, being out of action for quite a while I wasn't sure what to expect so I was going to be happy with any result I felt. I made most of the long practice session beforehand and got a good feel to the car and track. With plenty of practice I never actually did a long stint to see if I was going to have any issues with tyre deg. A few people were saying they last forever and I was happy to accept their word.

Qualifying could of been better, I did a decent lap early on just as the tyres came on but I knew I could get more so I tried a few more laps but every attempt to better my time was ruined by little slips and slides.

So I started in 8th and quickly lost a position to Jeremy off the line. I'm not sure who was behind me for these first couple of laps but there were a few cars close to me and I have to say that it was all very professional, I didn't receive even the slightest tap by anyone which I kind of expected a couple times considering how close we all were to each other.
I lost another position to Nith on lap 2 I think while I was still feeling very unsure with my tyres and we were very close to each other but I just couldn't get a good enough run to make an attempt at an overtake. Luckily for me, a few laps later Nith went too deep into that chicane (Not the last chicane but the other one) and I was able to pass him there. I was lapping around .5 faster then Nith for most laps once I got in front so i was slowly making a gap and those ahead of me were doing a similar increase on me, so it started to spread out a bit. I seen Nith pit at the half way point of the race when he was about 4 second behind me I think. I continued on and tried to just hotlap by myself but my times weren't really that great and my tyres were really starting to show their age. I should of pitted a few laps earlier but ended up coming in on lap 22. Which left me 10 laps to do on a new set.
I came out of the pits just behind Mael and Jeremy and maybe Joe? I can't really remember, but I wasn't able to hold on to them with my new tyres so they managed to take off and leave me trailing behind. When I came out of the pits, Nith was about 8 seconds behind me and after that outlap was complete he was about 3 seconds behind me and I knew this battle with Nith was not over yet. I managed to just hang onto the position in the end and we gained another position late in the race when Jeremy had a couple big mistakes.
All in all, I'm buggered. That was exciting all race long especially when knowing I had a close competitor chasing me all race long. I couldn't have asked for more really, it turned out to be a fun and exciting return to XGN. Thanks to everyone for what seemed like a very clean race from my perspective.

Well, I won't be attending tonight. My wheel hasn't made its way back to me yet. Good luck everyone for Round 1! I wish I could be there.

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Teams
« on: March 10, 2017, 07:01:14 PM »
I'm actually not sure yet, I've had a tracking number since last Friday when the parcel was picked up but haven't received my wheel back yet. No updates on the tracking since Tuesday...

* Pickup Parcel picked up 03 Mar 11:24am
* In Transit In transit between locations 06 Mar 8:08am
* In Transit Arrived at the depot for processing 07 Mar 5:22am
* In Transit In transit between locations 07 Mar 3:53pm

I will probably miss out on round 1 at this rate. Hopefully it arrives soon.

Didn't I hear a rumor ARSE and XGN may combine?

I did hear this a while back, it would be nice and raise the grids considerably. I dont know how many regulars they have but with us getting around 24 including a couple of their guys already with them joining we should be getting closer to 32 starters most weeks which would make for some fun big pack racing.  ;D

There was about 6-8 that I would extend the offer too initially, that were always showing up each week.

I've been a lazy bastard and haven't put out the word yet. I should do that tho, I was only going to whisper it to those that attended our seasons over there often. We had the same issues where the entry list would fill up but only half of those ever showed up.

I will hopefully be able to join in. I was a bit slack with sending the wheel back and only just sent it off the other day. auspost shows the package was delivered this afternoon so they are only just looking at it now. Still, being two weeks away, I'm hoping I'll have a working setup by then.

I don't know what is going to happen with my wheel base, whether it will be repaired or replaced. Whatever they do, I just hope they do it fast so I can get a full season in.

So... seems like I might be sitting out for a little while. The whole controller not being detected the other night, well I think I have some USB issues, seems to be fixed by picking a different port. However, the smell that I was getting at the same time has occurred again today.

I thought it was a motor or something internally that was about to blow up but during tonight's iracing league race, in qualifying it finally took a whole new level and majority of the feedback now comes through the wheel as a slipping belt feeling. I might just put in a support ticket with Fanatec and see what they say. The unit is only about 6 months old (I think I bought it in July last year) They better replace it because it's not really usable in it's current state.

Anyways, better put me in the reserves list if the race server gets filled in the near future.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 15, 2017, 11:25:00 PM »
Which pedals do you have? The elites?


Noice. I have the v2s. As you mentioned the brf setting do you have them plugged in via the wheel? They have a higher resolution through usb.

I have all the clubsport stuff, it all plugs into the wheel base and the wheel base plugs into the computer via USB. I didn't know you could do it any other way. I can't really look at the connection on the pedals because it's screwed down and it's a pain in the arse to screw that back in so it's gunna have to stay how it is until I have a problem with it.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:25:41 PM »
Ahh ok,

well I'll turn them off and see how I go next time I'm in AC. Pretty sure that's just how they start on the preset profile so I left them there.

Yeah my shoulders got a bit sore initially too, but mostly it was my legs when I hadn't softened the brake pedal. I have that set as soft as it can be now and it's fine. Initially it was so hard to push down to 100% brake that after an hour of racing my leg was aching.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 15, 2017, 03:44:58 PM »
What do you mean the canned effect?

I honestly haven't played with it all too much, it felt ok so I've left it as is for some time.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 15, 2017, 01:20:04 AM »
Wheel Config;
sen: AUF (I don't know what that stays for, but it means it lets the game control the range)
FF: 100
sho: 100
abs: 100
lin: OFF
dea: OFF
drl: OFF
for: 100
spr: OFF
dpr: OFF
brf: 100

Assetto Corsa Config;
Gain: 100%
Filter: 0%
Minimum Force: 0%
Kerb Effects: 50%
Road Effects: 30%
Slip Effects: 0%
Enhanced Understeer Effect: Unticked

Steering Settings
Gamma: 1.00, Filter 0.00, Speed Sensitivity: 0.00

Pedal Settings
Brake Gamma: 1.00

Both the steering settings and pedal settings are all the way to the left on the slider but I listed them anyway.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:13:32 PM »
I'll have a look at my settings in AC if you want, but I'm pretty sure they are more or less the same as the Fanatec profile. I don't think I'll changed many settings on the wheel either, I'll have a look tomorrow when I'm using it and get back to you if you would like.

One thing you should probably do though if you haven't already, is to go through the setup config for you shifter. There's a guide somewhere showing this on their website. I didn't do this originally and found that the gears weren't being detected correctly. Example would be shaking the gear knob left and right while in 4th would be detected as going 2nd/4th/2nd/4th. I only noticed it when I was racing one time in the street season we had when I was in the skyline. I would shift into 3rd and it wouldn't go into gear because it was detected as 1st gear when I had the clutch in and shifting down into 2nd would sometimes put me into 4th. After configuring the gears, this problem went away.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 12, 2017, 06:31:09 PM »
Is the Formula wheel the only one you purchased?

I have both the Formula wheel and the BMW M3 one. The BMW wheel is what I use for most cars, the only time I use the formula wheel is when I'm racing F1.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Happy Birthday to meeee!
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:27:39 PM »
I remember getting the same lot of parcels delivered to my door about 6 months ago. I wouldn't of been able to hold out, I had to unwrap them and get them setup ASAP. It was a good day :D

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